Each summer, five UBRP students are selected to receive an American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics’ Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (ASPET SURF). These students conduct research in the areas of pharmacology, drug discovery, and drug development with faculty mentors who are members of ASPET, and are partially funded by ASPET. ASPET SURF students participate in all UBRP activities, but additionally enjoy free student membership in ASPET (which entitles them to apply for travel funds to present at ASPET meetings as well as other benefits) as well a summer networking lunch with fellow ASPET students and mentors.

Interested students should apply for ASPET SURF by submitting an application to UBRP and marking the ASPET interest box. If selected for UBRP, students would then choose an ASPET mentor with whom to work. Current UArizona ASPET faculty members are faculty in the College of Medicine and the R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy, including Qin Chen, Nathan Cherrington, Abhijit Date, Xinxin Ding, Frank Porreca, Arthur Riegel, Patrick Ronaldson, Rick Schnellmann, John Streicher, and Todd Vanderah.

Students in Lab 2

ASPET SURF mentor John Streicher (right) in the laboratory with students Caleb Kim (left) and Carrie Stine (center)